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December 21, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writer
The calls began coming into the La Canada Flintridge home of Dr. Vartkes and Mary Najarian the first night after the earthquake. And for good reason. As founder and chairman of Medical Outreach for Soviet Armenians--a nonprofit organization that has sent medical supplies and specialists to Soviet Armenia since 1984--the Armenian-American orthopedic surgeon was one of the first experts contacted by Soviet Armenian officials after the Dec.
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December 21, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writer
The calls began coming into the La Canada Flintridge home of Dr. Vartkes and Mary Najarian the first night after the earthquake. And for good reason. As founder and chairman of Medical Outreach for Soviet Armenians--a nonprofit organization that has sent medical supplies and specialists to Soviet Armenia since 1984--the Armenian-American orthopedic surgeon was one of the first experts contacted by Soviet Armenian officials after the Dec.
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April 11, 1985
Bravo for Wright's article! Numerous organizations in this country and in Europe have been trying to bring to world attention the corrupt Turkish record--genocide, human rights violations, state-ordered terrorism, playing East against West and bilking billions from both sides, etc. After pouring billions of dollars into Turkey to build military bases, the Turks would not allow us to use them to rescue our embassy personnel in Tehran--a trustworthy ally indeed.
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December 19, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
More than 2,500 Los Angeles-area Armenians--still stunned and grieving from the earthquake that struck Soviet Armenia on Dec. 7--packed a Glendale school auditorium Sunday to hear from the first Armenian-Americans to travel to their devastated homeland. A Glendale orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Vartkes Najarian, and an Orange County kidney specialist, Dr.
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April 14, 1987 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Usually when the doctor isn't in for two weeks, he or she is vacationing in a tropical resort or brushing up on the golf swing. Not Dr. Garo Tertzakian, an Orange County urologist who is heading for Armenia Wednesday, taking along 700 pounds of surgical equipment to teach physicians there advanced techniques in prostate surgery. "If I had to look at the financial aspect, I would never do it," said Tertzakian, who estimates that the trip is costing him $30,000.
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March 29, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The two teen-agers spend their days glued to a video game screen in their room at Centinela Hospital Medical Center. Having arrived in the United States for medical treatment only last week from Soviet Armenia, they have just become acquainted with the game. And like teen-agers everywhere, they find it irresistible.
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April 29, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pressure is on. Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee--as always--is out to make more on the 1990 Pasadena Showcase House of Design than it did last year when it netted $430,000 for the orchestra. Benefit chairwoman Shirley Goldsmith is seeing to it.
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December 19, 1988 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Amid all the grief and horror, perhaps the most riveting experience for Orange County physician Garo Tertzakian was when he spoke last week to the elderly Armenian driving a car with two coffins in the back seat. The old man, alone on the road, said he had been able to identify the bodies of two relatives. They lost their lives only days before in the devastating earthquake that killed upward of 55,000 and left 500,000 homeless in Soviet Armenia.
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December 22, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
Bolstered by donations from thousands of local Armenians, a coalition of Glendale-based Armenian organizations has raised more than $3 million for relief efforts after the devastating earthquake that struck their homeland 2 weeks ago. The drive is one of several under way in the Armenian community throughout the United States. It is being coordinated by the Armenian Relief Society under the auspices of a branch of the Armenian church with a strong Glendale following.
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